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Great Taste Just Got Better!

posted on November 8th, 2011 by Kevin Davis

Great Taste Just Got Better! More Organics, More Natural, More Local, and More Value! Less than one year ago, Bristol Farms’ longtime management team bought our company from one of the largest national grocery conglomerates. We are, once again, proud to be a locally owned and independently managed specialty grocery company, headquartered right here in Southern California. We are currently launching the most important change to our merchandising plan in our 28 year history by adding over 4,500 new organic, natural, local and gluten free products, combined with more specials and more everyday values on key brands throughout the store. We've added more shelves, more items, more variety, and more value to the extraordinary products and unique Bristol style customer service our shoppers expect and deserve. I'm excited about our new products, I'm excited about the future, and I invite you to turn the page and see what's in store for you at Bristol Farms where Great Taste, Just Got… Read More

Bristol's $3.99 Breakfast

posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Melinda Race

It is back…..the best Breakfast Special in all of southern California! I cannot tell you how many people missed it, so we decided to bring back what our customers requested most in our cafes…..The $3.99 breakfast special! 2 eggs (any style) , 2 pieces of bacon, morning potatoes and toast.   What makes this extraordinary is the bacon we buy: Old Smokehouse apple wood. Hormel Old Smokehouse apple wood bacon is smoked over 100% real apple wood  chips giving it a rich smoky flavor unmatched by any other bacon.  Thick and downright delicious.  You can get this special during all hours of our café operation without exception.   Would you believe we sell over 2000 of these meals on an average week in our cafes?  While you visit take the time to do your shopping and you have checked two things off your list for the day. We look forward to seeing you soon… Read More

Birthday Happenings at KLOS Studios

posted on May 12th, 2011 by Melinda Race

You are not going to believe what some of our lucky catering staff got to do last week! We cooked and delivered our delicious catered breakfast to our favorite DJ’s Mark and Brian from 95.5 KLOS!  We are big fans and the official caterers for the “KLOS Mark and Brian Green Room” and it just happened to be Brian's Birthday.  We took all of his very favorite foods including Mac n' Cheese, Smokey Sausage Links, Cheddar Cheese, Hot Dogs, Applewood Bacon, and the best Scrambled Eggs! There was another birthday in the KLOS studios on Tuesday; Bob Buchmann received a beautiful Bristol Farms' birthday gift basket delivery. We love treating and visiting the KLOS staff! Thank you for keeping us entertained Read More

Coffee Grounds for Earth Day and a 10 Cent Savings

posted on April 22nd, 2011 by Christophe Moreau

For over 40 years, Earth Day—April 22—has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. Last year, The Coffee Department at Bristol Farms started  a new eco-friendly program to give back to our customers…our Complimentary Grounds Program has been such a huge success that in most of our stores, customers actually call in or check in the day before to ‘schedule’ their pick up of free nutrient-packed used coffee grounds!  The grounds are great for your planting gardens and to amend your compost for gardening purposes. So, in keeping with becoming more earth-friendly, we introduce this year’s commitment to our environment by offering our loyal customers a ‘win-win’ deal.  Bring in your re-usable, sustainable commuter mug (up to 20 oz.) and we’ll give you 10 cents off every drink purchase!  This ‘win-win’ deal is another way we are committing to reduce our impact on… Read More

Meet the Experts in Westchester

posted on April 15th, 2011 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

In the Fall of 2010 we introduced a new twist on an old concept. From time to time in years past we would hold an “Open House” type event at our various stores. This would be an opportunity for our valued customers to come in for an even more enjoyable shopping experience. We took the core concept of the “Open House” and have now turned it into our “Meet the Experts” event. This event is held roughly every other month and rotates amongst our stores. Here are a few of the cool concepts associated with this event: • Our customers meet face-to-face with our vendor partners, our own internal buyers and the leaders in our stores. The experts at this event are truly just that – experts. These are not third party participants but literally the owners, managers or other folks who truly are passionate about the products they produce or buy on our customer’s behalf. This event gives our customers the opportunity to ask questions, provide suggestions or engage in any… Read More

Bristol Farms receives "Best Specialty Food Store" and "Best Florist" Honors

posted on April 5th, 2011 by Bristol Farms

Thanks to MyDesert.com for voting Bristol Farms as one of the "Best Specialty Food Stores" and "Best Florists" in the valley. Congratulations to our Palm Desert Florist, Beto, and staff for receiving the honors. Visit any of our floral shops to see the most artistic and breathtaking floral arrangements available. http://palm.mydesert.com/bestof/11results_shopping.php Read More

Happy St. Patty's Day

posted on March 17th, 2011 by Bristol Farms

Join us in celebrating the Emerald Isle! Bristol Farms has all you need for a joyous celebration in traditional Irish fare; from Irish Soda Bread in our Bakery to Kerry Gold Irish Butter in our Dairy to mouth watering Corned Beef Brisket and the cabbage, potatoes, and carrots to accompany. Stop in to Bristol Farms today for your St. Patrick’s Day needs and visit our recipe for a delicious traditional Corned Beef Brisket. Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! Read More

The Freeze on Crops

posted on March 4th, 2011 by John Savidan

With the recent severity of freezing weather conditions in Mexico, Texas, and Florida, there continues to be numerous product challenges related to fresh produce product procurement. If this wasn’t bad enough, throw in pounding local rains coupled with record low temperatures in the Coachella and Central Valley growing districts. Towards the first part of last week, we thought we were possibly going to see a little relief and then the market shot up even further than we were expecting. We are seeing just about every vegetable commodity being affected some way or another by these horrific weather conditions and some products sadly tripling in costs. The produce industry challenges that lie ahead will include suspect product quality as well as unbelievable cost implications for approximately another 30 days, if not longer. To read more, visit www.producenews.com Read More

Meet the Experts!

posted on February 11th, 2011 by Martin Deveau

Have you ever wondered how to shuck an oyster, how to make sausage, or the art of making a sushi roll?  Bristol Farms in Palm Desert is hosting a “Meet the Experts” event this Saturday, February 12 from 10am – 3pm.  Come meet Pete Davis, Senior Director of Meat, Seafood, and Sushi Departments as he demonstrates how to shuck an oyster.  Perhaps he will even demonstrate how easily an oyster is eaten.  Meet Garth Smith, Director of the Meat Department. Garth started off in the Meat Department in our South Pasadena store as a sausage maker.  I remember Garth developing the recipes of our specialty sausages back behind the counter.  Come and learn from Garth how sausage is made, then try some of the fresh grilled sausage Garth has cooked up, and even take some home for dinner that night.  Yoshi Kubo, Director of Sushi, will be demonstrating the art of making Sushi.  I remember watching Yoshi making specialty sushi rolls in our Sushi Department at South Pasadena then tried… Read More

Interview with a Wine Expert

posted on January 28th, 2011 by Bristol Farms

It seems our own Michael Cristillo, Corporate Wine Buyer, is a popular man these days. He was approached to participate in two published interviews this month that highlight his love for wine and buying expertise. The interviews were taken by a Los Angeles based blogging service, Globetrotter Diaries (who also have a passion for cultured wine and foods), and by Rancho Palos Verdes Patch, a community-specific news and information platform. We invite you to read the interviews to learn a little about Michael, his knowledge, and travels of everything wine related; the backbone to our wonderful wine arbors within our stores. Globetrotter Diaries Blog - http://bit.ly/fNhuDE Rancho Palos Verde Patch - http://bit.ly/hMm0ec Read More

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